Government vows to end ‘postcode lottery’ for victims of Domestic Abuse

 

Government vows to end ‘postcode lottery’ for victims of Domestic Abuse
Councils in England will have a legal duty to provide secure accommodation for victims of domestic abuse under new plans announced by Theresa May.

Sandra Horley, CBE, chief executive of Refuge, national domestic violence charity, says: “Refuge is delighted by the Government’s decision to place a legal duty on local authorities to provide funding for accommodation based support for survivors of domestic abuse. This has the potential to end the post code lottery for refuge places and could put these life-saving services on a secure financial footing for the first time. It could provide vital protection to tens of thousands of women and children who experience violence and intimidation in the home. Women and children deserve and need to live in safety.”

No.10 press release here.

For more information, please contact press@refuge.org.uk